The 2018 Cathedral City Orion Awards event was held on Thursday, May 24 at DoubleTree by Hilton Golf Resort Palm Springs Area. This annual event is sponsored by the Cathedral City Chamber of Commerce of the Greater Coachella Chamber of Commerce. The event celebrates and honors the members of the community who have enriched and benefitted the lives of residents of the City. This year, the honor of Non-Profit of the Year was awarded to The Unforgettables Foundation and was accepted by its founder and CEO, Tim Evans.
The Unforgettables Foundation is a 501c (3) non-profit organization founded by Tim Evans in 1999. During a decade of clinical ministry to children and their families, Evans assisted families with the many crises surrounding the death of a child-not the least of which are the crushing financial burdens experienced by families with limited resources. Assisted by Inland Empire educators, medical professionals, social workers, CPA’s, attorneys, bankers, morticians and others, Evans created The Unforgettables Foundation.
In 2013, the Children in Crisis conference was created to help educate the community, medical professionals, first responders, educators and students and to help them recognize the risks that children face and help prevent the deaths that are associated with these risks.
The mission of The Unforgettables Foundation is to:
* Enable low- income families to give their children a dignified burial.
* Empower communities to memorialize children who have died.
* Educate parents and children’s caregivers to confront, control and conquer the primary risks to our children’s health and wholeness.
* Encourage communities to recognize the financial trauma which is often associated with the death of a child.
In additional to helping families in Riverside and San Bernardino County, The Foundation provides support to families in Southern Nevada and Ohio. The Unforgettables Foundation has served the Coachella Valley areas of Desert Hot Springs/Palm Springs on the west to Thermal/Indio/Coachella on the east for 20 years and is operated entirely by volunteers – because every child is unforgettable!
For more information about The Unforgettables Foundation you can contact the Foundation through their website: www.unforgettables.org or call (760) 837-7373.